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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 175 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening for an Accounting Manager resident in our Hartford Office. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting Manager’s primary responsibilities are to oversee all Client Trust activity, Accounts Payable and Account Receivable functions, and be responsible for all Treasury transactions and reporting. In addition, the Accounting Manager is responsible for thoroughly understanding all aspects of Fixed Asset accounting, Property Taxes and Sales Taxes. The ideal candidate must be accurate, have strong communication and organizational skills, excellent computer skills in MS Excel, Outlook and Word; possess the ability to multi-task, work independently, perform well under pressure while meeting deadlines. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, 5 to 10 years of related accounting and supervisory experience is preferred. Candidates must be flexible to work overtime at peak times and be able to adapt to new and changing demands. Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume and salary requirements to:

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Human Resources Department/AM 
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR/New York Office

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening for an experienced Legal Administrative Coordinator resident in our New York office to assist with a variety of tasks needed to keep the office running smoothly.  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing secretarial and reception support to the office and will help coordinate facility related issues with outside vendors as well as with building management.  Experience organizing and managing files and assisting attorneys with document production relating to litigation, corporate and real estate transactions is required.  Knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures as well as experience with electronic filing in both state and federal court is required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft office suite, document management systems and law firm billing process.  The Administrative Coordinator will also assist with maintaining office and kitchen supplies and setting up meetings and lunches.  We are seeking a self-starter who possesses a professional demeanor and excellent computer, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills along with the ability to interact and work with a variety of people.  Experienced candidates are requested to forward resume and salary requirements to:

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Human Resources Department/NY 
300 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

LEGAL SECRETARY/ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENT DRAFTER

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening for a Trust & Estate Legal Secretary who will also serve as a Paralegal Assistant to the Practice Group’s estate planning drafting team. The successful candidate will help provide secretarial support to a team of attorneys who offer trust and estate services and will be responsible for general document production, file organization and management, time entry and billing, scheduling of client meetings and appointments as well as other administrative tasks. As part of the estate planning drafting team, this individual will participate in the drafting, using our document production system, of estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care documents working towards consistency in documents regardless of office location. We are seeking a self-starter who possesses a professional demeanor, has excellent computer, communication and organization skills, and the ability to work with a variety of people. The ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office 2010, including Excel and PowerPoint is necessary. The ideal candidate must be flexible to work overtime at peak times and be able to adapt to new and changing demands. Although three or more years’ of trust and estates experience is preferred, we are accepting resumes from individuals who meet most of the position requirements and are willing to be trained. Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume and salary requirements to:

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Catherine Mingolello
300 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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